Abrasive Wheels Training Course

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Abrasive Wheels training course’s are available for all levels of experience and can be provided as a half day Awareness course or a full day course which includes a practical cutting / grinding session. There is also a separate course dedicated to the Petrol Driven cut off saw. These courses are designed for operators, managers and supervisors, who use select or specify abrasive wheels as defined in the PUWER regulations.

Awareness Ratio: 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: half day

Two half days sessions can be arranged in one day

Abrasive Wheels Awareness On-line Courses – At Kentra we are in a unique position to be able to offer both on-line courses and practical assessments which can be completed together, giving the candidate the most comprehensive training package available.

Abrasive Wheels Training Ratio: 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 day.  Course includes practical session of cutting, grinding, wheel mounting etc.

Safe use of abrasive wheels; to create a safe system of work and to understand the need for accident prevention & control, to enable candidates to work safely, with the awareness of the dangers of abrasive wheels.


Abrasive Wheels are covered under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), and it is a legal requirement for those involved in the use of abrasive wheels to receive adequate training on mounting and safe use.

Course Content
Health & safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998 and other relevant legislation
Safety Awareness session
Pre start checks on differing machines
Inspection of grinding wheels / discs
Changing cutting wheels / discs

Practical cutting / grinding (full day course only)

Straight sided wheels
Tapered wheels
Bonded abrasive discs
Cylinder wheels
Cup Wheels
Cone Wheels
Depressed centre wheels
Cutting off wheels
Diamond tipped

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session

If a full day course, for the practical session in the afternoon we will also require a safe area and equipment the candidates wish to be tested on.  Selection of discs or stones.  Dresser if dressing of grinding wheels needs to be covered and a selection of items needed to be ground or cut.

Delegates will be expected to provide their own PPE. Including Helmet, Hearing, leg, eye protection and gloves. Boots or steel toe capped boots.

Certification & Validation
The Abrasive Wheels training course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.

Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra course validation and plastic ID card

NPORS registration and plastic ID card N301 Abrasive Wheels training course

Abrasive wheels training course

Kentra training have a dedicated News page to keep you up to date with information from the industry and training news. Here’s a link to our article regarding Abrasive Wheels regulations which you may find interesting.

We also provide training for Small Plant and Portable Tools  and Hand Held Equipment which maybe of interest.

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